Launch Vehicle
Subsystems

Systima has a product line of energetic subsystems for launch vehicles that are mission critical.  Systima’s customers are launch providers that deliver payloads for the U.S. Air Force, NASA, and the commercial market.

Please see Selected Systems or Inquire with Systima for More Details

Systima is a recognized leader in custom pyrotechnic and non-pyrotechnic systems that are mission critical with the highest reliability and performance.

• STAGE/BOOSTER SEPARATION
Systima provides booster, stage and payload separation systems ranging in size, from less than 12” to greater than 100” in diameter.  Most configurations are based on Systima’s patented LS3 system technology that provides advantages over other state-of-art systems including reduced shock (induced), minimal to near zero FOD at separation, and improved safety and handling.

• SHROUD SEPARATION
Systima is the U.S. leading supplier of integrated shroud systems for launch vehicles and missiles including hypersonic platforms.  Systima has expertise in design, development, analysis, materials testing, and system testing to ensure shroud performance and successful deployment in any environment.

• RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Systima’s team has expertise in parachute deployment systems for stabilization, deceleration, and landing of spacecraft and other vehicles.  These flight proven systems have flown on critical exploration missions and are qualified for manned-space flight systems.  Systima teams with the parachute providers to integrate the chute into a system that safely and reliability deploys to ensure a successful mission and touch down.

• RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Systima’s team has expertise in parachute deployment systems for stabilization, deceleration, and landing of spacecraft and other vehicles.  These flight proven systems have flown on critical exploration missions and are qualified for manned-space flight systems.  Systima teams with the parachute providers to integrate the chute into a system that safely and reliability deploys to ensure a successful mission and touch down.

• SAFE AND ARM SYSTEMS
Systima provides electrical and electro-mechanical safe-and-arm devices (ESADs) and ignition safety devices (ISDs) for space and defense platforms.  The ESADs and ISDs are used for flight termination, ignition systems and firing circuits.  Systima’s safe-and-arm system designs are compliant to MIL-STD-1901, MIL-STD-1316, and RCC-319 as applicable.  The ESADs and ISDs are proven to be highly robust to survive harsh dynamic environments with the highest reliability for missile critical systems.

• ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Pyro-initiated or one-shot devices do not fit all system needs, thus Systima has a complimentary expertise in electromechanical systems for payload release, recovery systems and satellites.  These fully qualified and flight proven devices come in a range of sizes with various electrical input requirements.  They can be configured as pin pullers, spring mechanisms, or safe-and-arms.  They are fast acting, reliable and compatible with the systems electrical or firing circuit.

• PYROTECHNIC CUTTERS, TIME DELAY CUTTERS, PIN PULLERS, AND PIN PUSHERS
Systima’s integrated energetic systems consist of many types of energetic components (CAD/PAD) that can be specially designed for your application.  These include pyrotechnic cutters, pin-puller devices, pin-pusher devices, as well as piston actuators and gas generators.  The cutter and pin puller-pusher devices have been qualified and flight proven for various targets, loads, and forces.  Systima’s pyrotechnic time delay cutters find applications in launch vehicles, spacecraft, and various deployment systems.

• GAS GENERATORS
Systima produces roughly over 2,000 gas generators each year that are used in ejection systems, launch tubes, separation systems, inflation systems and many other applications.  The hot gas generators contain a solid propellant grain that’s composition and configuration are tailored to provide a precise burn profile.  Systima’s gas generator range in size and contain from 1/10 of a gram to many pounds Net Explosive Weight (NEW).  The gas generators have been qualified to the most rigorous requirements and have a high demonstrated reliability and extensive flight heritage.

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Systima Low Shock Stage Separation System

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• STAGE/BOOSTER SEPARATION
Systima provides booster, stage and payload separation systems ranging in size, from less than 12” to greater than 100” in diameter.  Most configurations are based on Systima’s patented LS3 system technology that provides advantages over other state-of-art systems including reduced shock (induced), minimal to near zero FOD at separation, and improved safety and handling.

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Systima Low Shock Stage Separation System

• SHROUD SEPARATION
Systima is the U.S. leading supplier of integrated shroud systems for launch vehicles and missiles including hypersonic platforms.  Systima has expertise in design, development, analysis, materials testing, and system testing to ensure shroud performance and successful deployment in any environment.

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• RECOVERY SYSTEMS
Systima’s team has expertise in parachute deployment systems for stabilization, deceleration, and landing of spacecraft and other vehicles.  These flight proven systems have flown on critical exploration missions and are qualified for manned-space flight systems.  Systima teams with the parachute providers to integrate the chute into a system that safely and reliability deploys to ensure a successful mission and touch down.

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• SAFE AND ARM SYSTEMS
Systima provides electrical and electro-mechanical safe-and-arm devices (ESADs) and ignition safety devices (ISDs) for space and defense platforms.  The ESADs and ISDs are used for flight termination, ignition systems and firing circuits.  Systima’s safe-and-arm system designs are compliant to MIL-STD-1901, MIL-STD-1316, and RCC-319 as applicable.  The ESADs and ISDs are proven to be highly robust to survive harsh dynamic environments with the highest reliability for missile critical systems.

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• ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Pyro-initiated or one-shot devices do not fit all system needs, thus Systima has a complimentary expertise in electromechanical systems for payload release, recovery systems and satellites.  These fully qualified and flight proven devices come in a range of sizes with various electrical input requirements.  They can be configured as pin pullers, spring mechanisms, or safe-and-arms.  They are fast acting, reliable and compatible with the systems electrical or firing circuit.

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• PYROTECHNIC CUTTERS, TIME DELAY CUTTERS, PIN PULLERS, AND PIN PUSHERS
Systima’s integrated energetic systems consist of many types of energetic components (CAD/PAD) that can be specially designed for your application.  These include pyrotechnic cutters, pin-puller devices, pin-pusher devices, as well as piston actuators and gas generators.  The cutter and pin puller-pusher devices have been qualified and flight proven for various targets, loads, and forces.  Systima’s pyrotechnic time delay cutters find applications in launch vehicles, spacecraft, and various deployment systems.

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• GAS GENERATORS
Systima produces roughly over 2,000 gas generators each year that are used in ejection systems, launch tubes, separation systems, inflation systems and many other applications.  The hot gas generators contain a solid propellant grain that’s composition and configuration are tailored to provide a precise burn profile.  Systima’s gas generator range in size and contain from 1/10 of a gram to many pounds Net Explosive Weight (NEW).  The gas generators have been qualified to the most rigorous requirements and have a high demonstrated reliability and extensive flight heritage.

• IN-HOUSE TESTING, QUALIFICATION, AND PRODUCTION
Systima manufactures and tests its products at our Kirkland, WA facility.  This capability allows Systima to provide custom products that meets our customers’ schedule and cost targets.  In-house capabilities include:

  • Manufacturing – See Structures
  • Energetic (Propellant/Explosive) Handling
  • System Integration
  • Environment Testing
  • Qualification Testing
  • Full Rate Production

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Business Development
stephanie.sawhill@systima.com

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